The Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger Effect by Andres Stoopendaal It has been a long time since a character made me cackle as much as the nameless protagonist here. In The Dunning-Kruger Effect, Stoopendaal introduces us to a young man who, after deciding to write his first novel, is overcome with hubris and is absolutely bogged down with ego and unrelenting thoughts of self-importance. Also, his girlfriend’s pomeranian, who likely is brain-damaged, is a constant distraction. How can a person with this kind of potential possibly work under these conditions?!? You’ll snort throughout this book, as Stoopendaal lovingly (mostly lovingly) takes the piss out of what it means to be an affluent, white, millennial male. The protagonist is the deluded older brother of Townsend's Adrian Mole, and the well-meaning son of Friedman's Larry Hubbard. He’ll annoy the heck out of you in the most enduring way. The Dunning-Kruger Effect is, if anything, eye-rollingly witty as all get-out. Recommended by Manda

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By Andrés Stoopendaal, Alex Fleming (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781668020197
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Published: Atria Books - June 11th, 2024

An over-educated, under-employed man struggles to complete his novel and get his life together over the course of one scorching hot Swedish summer in this clever, provocative, and hilarious novel that is already an acclaimed sensation abroad.

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